A lot has been written about the level of engagement of employees – or more to the point, the level of disengagement of employees. The latest study I read in Forbes Magazine highlighted that “nearly three quarters of employees are not fully engaged [aka productive]” (see January 18, 2013: “Why are So Many Employees Disengaged?”)…. Read more »
Broadly speaking, we all want the same thing: a great job doing what we love to do, while being recognized and rewarded for it. So, if we all want it, why is it so elusive? Why do most of us find career success at times, but often feel we have to make trade-offs, even give… Read more »
Almost every organization has job descriptions and performance reviews. Overall, they are a good thing, however, they can actually stifle opportunities if they are treated as the complete, imutable description of what an employee should and should not do. To some degree, every role in an oranization is dynamic. Tasks and obejctives change based on… Read more »
Behaviors, and ultimately results, are based upon beliefs. Beliefs are the source code of success and failure. This fact is especially true in relation to career results. In our book and career coaching and workshops, we have identified a number of false beliefs, or “myths”, that have led millions of people down dark career roads… Read more »
One of the most pervasive and toxic myths is “Find a career doing what you are good at.” I am sure you have been given this advice, and perhaps you have given this advice. In fact, this “do what you are good at” myth sets the premise for almost all traditional career counseling and decision… Read more »
Just like people, career paths can be predictable and non-predictable, rational and emotional. Your career path does not need to be confined to the predictable parameters and actions defined by an organization. At any moment, you can shape your career in both conventional and non-conventional ways if you so choose. In fact, a mark of… Read more »
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What They're Saying
The authors have a wonderful message: Stop looking for those greener pastures; they may be astroturf! Look insider first. A very important message for the impending talent war.
Beverly L. Kaye
CEO/Founder, Career Systems International; author, Love It Don't Leave It, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, and Up Is Not the Only Way.